[Don Leo Jonathan Gallery]
||Don Leo Jonathan
||Langley British Columbia
|Height & Weight:
||Spinning Full Nelson
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2-time International champion (Montreal), 1955
2-time NWA Texas champion, 1957, 1960
Canadian tag champion (Toronto), with Gene Kiniski, 1959
2-time World champion (Omaha), 1961
U.S. tag champion (Los Angeles), with Fred Blassie, 1964
15-time Canadian tag champion (Vancouver), 1964-78
2-time International tag champion (Winnipeg), 1965
World tag champion (Vancouver), with Dominic Denucci, 1966
IWA World tag champion (Australia), with Tony Parisi, 1969
3-time NWA Pacific Coast champion (Vancouver), 1970-77
Grand Prix champion (Montreal), 1974
EWU World Superheavyweight champion (South Africa), 1975
CWA World champion (Austria), 1978
September 16, 1961: Verne Gagne defeated Don Leo Jonathan for the Omaha version of the World title!
September 14, 1962: Karl Krauser (AKA: Karl Gotch) wins the MWA title from Don Leo Jonathan in Columbus, OH..
May 1972: Don Leo was in one of the most famous main events in Montreal history, the "Battle of the Giants" match against Jean Ferre..
~~~The event drew 16,000 fans, paying a reported $87,000 -- DLJ won by DQ when Ferre wouldn't break a choke..
Don Leo defeated Yvon Robert for the International title in Montreal, but later lost the belt to Killer Kowalski..
Don Leo was twice recognized as World champion in Omaha (affiliated with the AWA), defeating Dr. X (Bill Miller) both times..
Don Leo won the Pacific Coast title in Vancouver by defeating Bob Brown (1970), Gene Kiniski (1976), and John Quinn (1976-77)..
Don Leo formed tag teams with Gene Kiniski Kiniski, Rocky Johnson, John Tolos, Jimmy Snuka, Haystack Calhoun, and Roy McClarity..